Fresh off her six-season run as The L Word's Bette, Jennifer Beals has signed on for a short-term role on Fox's freshman hit Lie to Me.
Beals will guest-star as ...
Anne Hathaway is taking a trip over the rainbow.
The Oscar nominee has been tapped to star in the Weinstein Co.'s Judy Garland biopic, Get Happy, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The film, still without a director and writer, is based on Gerald Clarke's biography of The Wizard of Oz star. The Weinstein Co. has optioned the book for a stage production as well, which will also star Hathaway. There is no word on which production will premiere first.
Jack will be back for 24's eighth season.
Kiefer Sutherland says he will stick with the Fox drama, and that it's up to the writers to determine how long the show will air, according to The Associated Press. Sutherland said his decision to return for Season 8, which will start shooting in May, was out of respect for the show that revived his career.
"If I was going to liken 24 to a girlfriend, 24 has been really good to me," he said. "And I need to be really good back."
Sutherland said he has other projects he would like to work on, but that his iconic character remains his top priority. "I was so fortunate ...
Peter Krause, Maura Tierney, Craig T. Nelson
Peter Krause's latest role is neither dirty nor inherently sexy. Instead, he has been cast as Adam Braverman — aka what we are calling "the Steve Martin role" — in NBC's Parenthood pilot based on the 1989 movie. Sarah Ramos (American Dreams) will play Krause's TV daughter, who actually was a son on the big screen. Yeah, this project is sounding more and more like "inspired by" than "based on."
Also on board for Friday Night Lights creator Jason Katims' adaptation of the film is ER fave Maura Tierney ...
Now playing in this week's Mitovich Mega Minute:
• The Unit gets hit with a bombshell (... or two)!
• Who's returning for Prison Break's big finale ... and who isn't?
• Already I have told you about soap opera superstar Rebecca Budig's visit to How I Met Your Mother. Now get a heads-up on the clue that will be dropped at the very end of her episode.
Watch and discuss the new MMM after the jump.
John C. McGinley, Jacqueline Bisset
John C. McGinley will not only turn in his scrubs but also take a walk on the dramatic side for his next role, in the CBS pilot Back.
Back revolves around Skeet Ulrich's character, who returns home to mysteriously discover that he was reported missing eight years earlier. Sherry Stringfield (ER) plays Ulrich's wife and the mother of their two kids. The thing is, she has since moved on ...
Robin Williams is recovering after heart surgery in Ohio.
The actor, 57, had a procedure to replace an aortic valve March 13, a spokesperson told The Associated Press. Williams is expected to recover within six to eight weeks.
"His heart is strong and he will have normal heart function in the coming weeks with no limitations on what he'll be able to do," Dr. A. Marc Gillinov, a cardiothoracic surgeon at Cleveland Clinic, said. "A couple of hours after surgery, he was entertaining the medical team and making us all laugh."
The promos for Week 4 of Celebrity Apprentice touted the Dennis Rodman meltdown, but that was just the tip of the drama-berg. TVGuide.com spoke to Deal or No Deal model Claudia Jordan, the latest casualty of The Donald, to get the dirt on her battle royale with Melissa Rivers and and her mouthy mommy.
Christie Volkmer and Jodi Wincheski
Southwest Airlines flight attendants Christie Volkmer and Jodi Wincheski made their last trip around the Amazing Race globe Sunday, becoming the fifth team to be axed this season. Saved from elimination last week, the duo fell behind early in India and their extra Speed Bump task certainly didn't help matters. Find out exactly how close they were to making it to Thailand, how they kept their cool and what it was really like running in Russia in a thong.
David Letterman has married his longtime girlfriend Regina Lasko.
Letterman broke the news of his nups during Monday's taping of CBS' Late Show. "On Thursday at 3 p.m., March 19, 2009, at the Teton County Courthouse in Choteau, Montana, I was married to Regina Lasko," he told the audience.